The Ancient Greek Custom of Decorating Tree Branches
An ancient Greek custom of decorating tree branches for a sort of thanksgiving ritual, is found in Plutarch's writings.
Thousands of Olive Trees Donated to Restore Groves of Ancient Olympia
More than 130,000 olive saplings have been donated to farmers in the area surrounding Ancient Olympia in the northwest Peloponnese, replacing some of the hundreds of thousands that burned in last summer's devastating wildfires. An official ceremony in the...
The World’s Oldest Living Olive Tree is on Crete
Scientists estimate that the olive tree has been in the village of Ano Vouves in Chania for more than 3000 years.
Why Greek Olive Oil is the Best in the World
'Evdokia' the 1200 Year Old Olive Tree on Corfu, Greece
An imposing olive tree on Corfu, known as 'Evdokia' by local residents, is estimated to be between 1086 and 1200 years old, according to recent studies by German scientists from the Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden). The study was...
Home in the Arms of an Olive Tree in Greece Wins International Architectural Award
The summer home designed by architect Eva Sopeoglou won the prize in the "Best first new architect" category in the annual awards of the international architectural review "Structures". According to an Athens Voice report, the house design gives residents...
NASA Publishes Photo of 2,000-Year-Old Cretan Olive Tree
The oldest olive tree at Vouves, a village 30km west of Chania, is 2,000 years old. Its branches were used during the Athens Olympic Games 2004 and during the Beijing Olympics in 2008. An astro-photographer from Chania, Christos Kotsaftis, photographed...
Venizelos Tells SYRIZA To Back Presidential Unity
In an indirect shot at the major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIA), PASOK leader and Deputy Premier/Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos said Greece's political parties should not try to block the appointment of a President next year to...
PASOK MP Wants Vote On Venizelos
Beleaguered PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos is coming under increased fire in the party with one of his lawmakers saying there should be a vote at its Congress over who should lead the party. The demand from former Former Deputy Finance Minister...
PASOK Calls Grow For Venizelos' Head
PASOK MP Thanos Moraitis, joining a chorus of dissent against party leader Evangelos Venizelos, has become the first to call for the Socialist chief to step down as its popularity keeps plummeting. Moraitis was the first in the party to...